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Life@Morningside for March 29, 2015
Anna Best


Life @ Morningside for March 29, 2015

 

WORSHIP THIS SUNDAY

Welcome to worship at Morningside Presbyterian

Church. Baron Mullis, Senior Pastor, will be our

preacher, and Josh Stanley, our Ministry Intern,

will be our liturgist. Please complete the information

in the Friendship Pad at the end of the pews

and pass the pads down and back again during the

Concerns portion of worship. Worship notebooks

and books for children are in the library. Nursery

for infants and toddlers is in Room 105; 2-3 year

olds are in Room 012. Children ages 2-10 are invited

to leave after the Peace of Christ for special classes:

Fours and fives in Room 011; K-1st grade in

Room 001; 2nd-3rd grade in Room 003; 4th-5th

grade in Room 005.

 

BAPTISM THIS MORNING

Gus and Leo Libby, sons of Stephanie and Kasey

Libby, will receive the sacrament of baptism this

morning.

 

SERVICE MUSIC

Hosanna to the Son of David is an outburst of joy! Its

six part imitative compositional style creates a cacophony

of praise heard during Christ’s triumphant

procession into the city of Jerusalem. This motet begins

with laud and honor ascending upward to the

heavens followed by a brief middle section of stillness

as the voices sing “Peace in heaven.” It closes

with the beginning head motif, or theme, declaring,

“Hosanna in the highest heavens!”

 

HOLY WEEK BANNERS

Banner #1 is entitled "Grace of the Earth." The

green fabrics and batik prints of foliage represent the

path strewn with branches and palm leaves laid to

honor Jesus as he entered Jerusalem. The batiks

show the clouding of the sun in the sky with graygreen

shading. The fabrics move from light to dark

representing the impending crucifixion.

Banner #2 is entitled "God's Power in our Midst"

and symbolizes the night of Jesus' arrest and ultimately

the crucifixion. The rust and gold batiks visually

interpret the blood moon with the brown,

gold and dark batiks left to represent the wrenching

agony of the event. Again, the fabric coloring

moves from light to dark representing the power of

God's love of humanity through Christ's life, death

and resurrection.

 

MAUNDY THURSDAY DINNER

On April 2, we will hold our annual Mediterranean

style dinner at 6:15 p.m. preceding our 7 p.m.

worship in Fellowship Hall for Maundy Thursday.

Please contact Worship Chair Susan Oder

susan.oder@harrynorman.com if you can co-chair

this event (we are trying to implement a two-year

succession plan for leadership; learning co-chair first

year, lead co-chair second year). Contact Melinda

Sandkam if you can volunteer to help or you can

sign up at the church. And RSVP to attend dinner

no later than today, March 29 to the church office.

 

EASTER EGG HUNT- SATURDAY, APRIL 4

Please join us for our annual Easter Egg Hunt-‘The

Running of the Eggs!’ Activities start at 10:45 a.m.,

and the egg hunt at 11 a.m. We will have face painting,

Easter masks & cookies, VBS registration and

best of all-lots of eggs (bring your own basket). This

is a big outreach to our community, and we hope

you will invite your neighbors. Donations of candy

or toy-filled-eggs are needed by tomorrow, March

30 (no peanuts please). Volunteers are needed in

shifts: Setup/Egg hiding 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. and

Event/Clean-up 10:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Please

sign up on the posters at church or contact Holly

Greene at hollyanngreene@gmail.com.

 

EASTER SUNDAY, APRIL 5

We will offer two similar traditional services in

our Sanctuary at 8:30 and 11 a.m. Child care provided

for both. No children or adult classes during

the 9:45 a.m. hour. During both services, we will

take our annual collection for One Great Hour of

Sharing. Our gifts support ministries of disaster

response, refugee assistance and community development.

 

THEOLOGY ON TAP

The next meeting of our men’s group, Theology

on Tap, will be hosted by Bob Wells on Tuesday,

April 7 at 7 p.m. (1466 Lanier Place, Atlanta

30306). Baron will have the night off, so Peter

Cobb will lead the program on the Apostles’

Creed focusing on “the holy catholic church, the

communion of the saints, the forgiveness of sins…”

So, why do Presbyterians cite the catholic church

in our creed? What is the communion of the

saints? And isn’t the whole thing about the forgiveness

of sins anyway? Mark you calendars and

join us for supper and a good program and great

fellowship. RSVP to the church office

office@morningsidepc.org.

 

HABITAT BUILD

We continue our Lenten Habitat build the Saturday

after Easter. Contact Lynsley Tyler or see

availability on bulletin boards in hallway for volunteer

needs on April 11 and 18.

 

MARK YOUR CALENDARS!
JUNGLE JAM IS APRIL 25

Morningside Presbyterian Preschool’s spring carnival,

Jungle Jam, will be Saturday, April 25, from

10 a.m. to 1 p.m. We will have bounce houses, a

petting zoo, train, face painting, King of POPS, and

activities for kids of all ages. We will have a separate

toddler area for younger kids and an obstacle

course bounce house for older kids. Come join the

fun! Jungle Jam is the preschool’s main spring fundraiser,

and the whole neighborhood is invited. We

can’t make it a success without your help! We hope

you will bring your own family, spread the word,

and/or sign up for a volunteer shift or two the day

of the event.

Go to Sign up Genius

www.SignUpGenius.com/go/409094EABAF2BAA8-jungle1

to pick a shift or for more information contact

Sarah Tomaka mpp@morningsidepc.org.

 

VBS AND MISSION CAMP REGISTRATION

As you plan your summer camps and vacations,

don’t forget to mark June 15-19 on your calendars

for Vacation Bible School and July 20-24 for

Mission Camp. VBS is open to those turning four

years old by September 1 through 5th grade. We

are pleased to offer a drama camp in conjunction

with VBS. Mission Camp is for those who have

completed 2nd through 6th grade. Registration

forms are on the church website and bulletin

boards. Don’t miss the first deadline coming up

this Tuesday, March 31. This deadline is important

to establish numbers for planning outings,

ordering supplies and recruiting volunteers.

Contact Melinda Sandkam

msandkam@morningsidepc.org with questions

including inquiries regarding scholarships.

 

I’VE HEARD THAT SONG BEFORE

Mark your calendars now for May’s musical gala

I’ve Heard That Song Before-Morningside Sings

Jule Styne with the creative team of Organist/

Choirmaster Mason Copeland, and Morningside

members Derek Matthews and Jeff Peters with a

total cast of 23 from our music programs and congregation.

Last year’s gala benefit was a great success,

and this  year’s will certainly deliver! Invite

your neighbors and friends and join us in

Morningside’s Sanctuary on Saturday, May 9 at

7:30 p.m. A voluntary offering benefiting MPC

mission and music ministries will be received.

Reception follows in Fellowship Hall.

 

Faith Development at Morningside

ADULT CLASSES

Next Sunday, this class will take a break for Easter and will wind up the Lenten Series on Sunday, April 12. Josh Stanley will facilitate the class in Room 201 at 9:45 a.m.

CHILDREN’S CLASSES

Today, preschool children will talk about parades - and perhaps have their own parade - as they respond to the story of Palm Sunday.

 

THIS WEEK AT MORNINGSIDE


SUNDAY, MARCH 29

9:30 a.m. Coffee and Conversation

9:45 a.m. Faith Development & Confirmation Classes

11 a.m. Palm Sunday Worship

12 noon Fellowship

12:15 p.m. Gala Benefit Rehearsal

5-7 p.m. Youth Group


MONDAY, MARCH 30

8:15 & 9:30 a.m. MPP Creative Movement

9 a.m. MPP

1 p.m. MPP Ballet/Tap

7 p.m. Mandolin Society


TUESDAY, MARCH 31

9 a.m. MPP

11 a.m. Yoga

1 p.m. MPP Playball; Mini-Monets

2:15 p.m. Parkinson Tai Chi

4:30 p.m. Tai Chi

6:30 p.m. Weight Watchers

7:30 p.m. Scout Troop 455; Handbell Choir


WEDNESDAY, APRIL 1

9 a.m. MPP

1 p.m. Music Canopy; Brick4Kids

4:15 p.m. Treble Choir

5 p.m. Cherub Choir

7:30 p.m. Chancel Choir


THURSDAY, APRIL 2

9 a.m. MPP

11 a.m. Weights to the Oldies

1 p.m. MPP Playball

6:15 p.m. Maundy Thursday Dinner followed by Worship with Communion


FRIDAY, APRIL 3
MPP Closed in Observance of Good Friday

7:30 p.m. Community Good Friday Worship Service (Shallowford Presbyterian Church)


SATURDAY, APRIL 4

8:30 a.m. Weight Watchers

9 a.m. Women’s AA Meeting

10:45 a.m. Easter Egg Hunt Activities followed by “The Running of the Eggs”


SUNDAY, APRIL 5
One Great Hour of Sharing Offering Received

8:30 a.m. Easter Worship with Communion

9:30 a.m. Coffee and Conversation

11 a.m. Easter Worship with Communion

12 noon Fellowship

 

Children are always welcome in the Sanctuary during worship. Should you find that your child grows restless, there is child care available. Infants/toddlers are cared for in the Nursery in Room 105, two year olds in Room 012.

ELDER ON CALL: Jack Klotz 678.428.6255

DEACON ON CALL: Philip Hawkins 678.772.8372

USHERS: Nancy Anderson, Monirah Womack, Beth Baer, Laura Fillyaw

COFFEE AND CONVERSATION HOST: Nancy Anderson

GREETERS: Betsy Holland, Sanda Means, Jane Stack, Gail Kitchens

COUNTERS: Kimberly Nuckols, Debbie Fox

FLOATER VOLUNTEER: Charlotte Spears

INFANT/TODDLER VOLUNTEER: Sarah Brownlee

TWOS/THREES VOLUNTEER: Lisa Harris

3s, 4s, & 5s VOLUNTEERS: Sue Ballay, Ali Bradway

K-1st GRADE VOLUNTEER: Kelly Anderson

2nd-3rd GRADE VOLUNTEER : Susan Kimball

4th-5th GRADE VOLUNTEER: Hal Nuckols

FELLOWSHIP: Session (Lisa Jern, coordinator)

 

Have no anxiety about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses understanding, will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus. - Philippians 4:6-7


Keep in your prayers...

Baby Vivian (Antenucci’s grandniece)

Grace Bittick (daughter of former members Charles and Mimi Bittick)

Sandra Crawford

Connie Crowley (Hugh Bell’s sister-in-law)

Mary Edwards (Pam Sharpe’s mother)

Mary Ann Embleton (Rob Payne and Stephen Smith’s friend)

John Garner (father of Stephen Smith)

Hamilton Family (friends of the Nuckols)

Karen Hancock and family (Shirley Adair’s friend)

Ann Herndon (Will’s mother)

Penny Hill (Executive Presbyter)

Finley Holaway

Friends and relatives of Linda Johnson: Kaitlin Andry, Melanie Donnelly, Ellen Hardeman, Ron and Ann Reggio, Peggy Johnson Smith, Warren Johnson, Sr.

Vicky Langford (James Beasley’s mother)

Rhett Laurens (Sarah and Richard Brownlee’s neighbor)

Grace Lazzaro

Philip Marshall (Georgia Marshall’s brother-inlaw)

Jan McMahan

Marilyn Neforas (Hugh Bell’s friend)

Anne and Nate Reid

Linda and Mike Robinson (Bill Smith’s family)

Greg and Mary Ann Smith and family (friends of the Bach family)

Kent Smith (Hugh Bell’s friend)

Jennifer and Jason Swafford (Sandy Jones’ friends)

Grady Ulep

John Vytal (Katye Watts’ father)

Please submit prayer requests using the prayer cards in the pew racks.

Last Published: March 27, 2015 1:08 PM